'Glee' Mania Takes Over Canada and Dominates the Month of April

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While Americans are all over Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, Canada is obsessed with a popular American TV show -- Glee. According to Canwest Broadcasting Network, the hit Fox series is Canada's No.1 new show, and the neighboring country is just as excited about its new episodes as America is.

"We are on pins and needles, along with the rest of Canada, for the series' much-anticipated return to Global and we're confident it will be worth the wait," said Barb Williams, the Executive Vice President of Content at Canwest Broadcasting.

We completely agree. April is going to be huge month for fans of the show -- the cast is scheduled for promotional appearances at the White House and on The Oprah Winfrey Show; the first episode of the second half of Season One premieres mid-month; and the long-awaited Madonna tribute episode is slated for the following week.

If you're a super Gleek, you probably have all of these dates memorized, but just in case, here's a recap of what's going down in April alone:

Glee's White House Easter Egg Roll performance
Monday, April 5
The cast of Glee was recently invited to perform during the White House Easter Egg Roll where families get to hunt for and race eggs on the White House Lawn.

The Cast of Glee on The Oprah Winfrey Show
Wednesday, April 7 at 4 p.m. ET
Oprah will be dedicating an entire show to the hit comedy series. She'll be interviewing the cast, showing never-before-seen footage from the set, and fans will be treated to an in-studio performance.

"HELL-O" (Spring Premiere Episode)
Tuesday, April 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET
New Directions is riding high from their win at Sectionals and are working on numbers for Regionals, including 'Hello, Goodbye' by The Beatles. Guest star Idina Menzel makes her first appearance on the show and tensions rise between Sue Sylvester and Mr. Schuester.

"The Power of Madonna" Tribute Episode

Tuesday, April 20 at 9 p.m. ET
The show will honor the queen of pop in this episode, which is made up entirely of Madonna numbers. The cast will sing 'Vogue,' 'Like a Virgin,' 'Like a Prayer,' 'Express Yourself,' 'Open Your Heart,' 'Borderline' and more.



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